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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By aran
Not much time to post - but want to write...

Not much time to post - but want to write something because that sounds like a tough situation and I wanted to offer sympathy.  I know a PP said to "make her" go to her room, but I know that's...
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,573
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by jeminijad...

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Originally Posted by jeminijad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15872854)
And how well do you think this lesson will...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,903
Posted By aran
One of my sons sent foamy stickers that can be...

One of my sons sent foamy stickers that can be assembled into a bear's face. If it were sent to me, though, I would just wonder why my kid got the weird shaped stickers. So, I posted a picture of...
Forum: Site Help   02-04-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By aran
Cool. Thanks for the consideration...

Cool. Thanks for the consideration http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Site Help   02-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By aran
... if there were a button at the bottom of each...

... if there were a button at the bottom of each post to click, to "like" the post. The count of "likes" clicked would be tallied next to the button. This is available in the Internet comments...
Forum: Learning at School   02-01-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,149
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

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Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15010911)
I just started back to college and...
Forum: Learning at School   02-01-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,149
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by kate42...

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Originally Posted by kate42 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15010207)
I think it's more the age and not the fact...
Forum: Learning at School   02-01-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,149
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by ecoteat...

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Originally Posted by ecoteat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15002450)
YES. When I am teaching, if a student enters...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by FedUpMom...

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Originally Posted by FedUpMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14995427)
A lot of schools seems to think that gifted...
Forum: Learning at School   01-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,332
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by allgirls...

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Originally Posted by allgirls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14989974)
Please concentrate on providing the answer...
Forum: Learning at School   01-27-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,149
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by rabrog...

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Originally Posted by rabrog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14989018)
"On time" crowd? Okay, if you're not going to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by poe...

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Originally Posted by poe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14988536)
I've looked into private schools, and I'm ready...
Forum: Parenting   01-27-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By aran
Don't despair. There's hope. I have a 5.5 yo DS...

Don't despair. There's hope. I have a 5.5 yo DS and a 2.5 yo DS and it *IS* much less tiring now than it was a year ago!!! DS2 is not nightweaned still, but is less demanding at night than a year...
Forum: Canada   01-23-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By aran
Just a quick update for those who took the time...

Just a quick update for those who took the time to post suggestions...

We ended up staying in the Sheraton next to City Hall, so we did the free skating rink, obviously. DH also took the kids to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,903
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by mangopassion...

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Originally Posted by mangopassion http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14937911)
I'm not sure if the list in post #20 is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By aran
I spend 15-20 minutes probably 4x a week...

I spend 15-20 minutes probably 4x a week explicitly working on correct letter formation, phonemic awareness, and understanding numbers.

We do *many* things that I wouldn't count as schooly time...
Forum: Parenting   01-15-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,989
Posted By aran
Great post, RoseDuperre!!!!

Great post, RoseDuperre!!!!
Forum: Canada   01-14-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by lonegirl...

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Originally Posted by lonegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14931790)
the zoo I great year round. We have season...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By aran
My DS1 is very similar. DH is the same way......

My DS1 is very similar. DH is the same way... and both were born that way and both have siblings that are extremely happy-go-lucky, so to the PP who wants to blame it on parenting or environment or...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By aran
We have a boxed set of the scholastic DVDs and...

We have a boxed set of the scholastic DVDs and they were great for our DS1 (now 5 yo) who was very sensitive and couldn't handle anything more dramatic or flashy.

My kids do now watch some TV...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,989
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by KimberlyD0...

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Originally Posted by KimberlyD0 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14929589)
Just a thought.. have you concidered...
Forum: Canada   01-13-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By aran
Thanks everyone! I sent a link to this...

Thanks everyone!

I sent a link to this thread to DH, and he is psyched for the Science Centre, though it seems I might need to let him have the car that day. We are staying in the Marriott on...
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,989
Posted By aran
Gift giving is also weird with my ILs. MIL will...

Gift giving is also weird with my ILs. MIL will ask for ideas, because we have lots of stuff already, and she honestly would like to buy something that the kids want/need/will use. So I show her my...
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,060
Posted By aran
Quote: Originally Posted by mommy2maya...

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Originally Posted by mommy2maya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14913017)
And I would honestly urge you to check out...
Forum: Canada   01-07-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By aran
I have to travel to Toronto for business in two...

I have to travel to Toronto for business in two weeks, and will bring my DH, DS1 (5.5 yo), DS2 (2.5 yo) with me. I will likely need to bring the car with me, so DH and the boys will be in downtown...
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